When sales become too easy

Real Estate Agent with The Virtual Real Estate Team 104556

I have been in the real estate business now for 28 years. I still do it not because I have to anymore but because I want to. What is the strange thing is that in the 70th year of my life I am having by far the biggest year also. I am not over worked, over anxious, or subject to panic attacks. In fact is all seems too easy. Granted I have invested time and thousands of dollars in increasing my knowledge base so I think I have hone my skills well and value to time value of money and of course the money value of time. I just have one problem and it is this; when it gets too easy it indicates more than the skill you have, it is also a warning sign.

Now before you think that I am some crazy perfectionist never happy with anything, let me stop you there. I spend 4 months in Florida at our second home and will go overseas twice this year. So why in the wide wide world of sports would I worry? Simple, when things become too easy the tendency is not to see change coming. If you are making tons of money then just go for it the inner voice says. The realist in me sees something different. The change we now experience is coming at an alarming pace and it just pass you buy. I am also not so arrogant that I think that I am indispensable. We all can be replaced and at the very least surpassed.

Finally, life should always challenge you. I am planning on being 95 and there is no reason that I can't reach out for more and I should also never stop learning. It is a blink of an eye that we are a part of this world and after that there are no guarantees. So if this happens to you where everything starts to seem to easy in your business of course, savor the moment. The next thing is to have you own personal brainstorm and learn about something you don't know.




This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
ActiveRain Community
Old Farts Club
learning new real estate skills

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joe love such inspirational posts, nothing wrong with loving what you do, Endre

Jun 04, 2018 11:55 PM #30
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks Joe for sharing a great thought with us today.

Your warning:when things become too easy the tendency is not to see change coming.

Complacency is dangerous. Thinking we have arrived without considering that change is constant, is dangerous.

Glad you have a grip on reality and are enjoying your life.


Jun 05, 2018 03:46 AM #31
Diane Kirvan

How do you spend so much time in Florida and on vacations and still have your best year ever? Do you have a team?

Jun 05, 2018 06:07 AM #32
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Change is always happening around us, how we react to it is always an interesting factor. Money comes and it goes rather quickly. Enjoy each day smile and say it is well all is good. Many blessings sent. 

Jun 05, 2018 08:13 AM #33
Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Lifelong learning is the key.  We need to open to new experiences and the changes around us.  Cheers to you on your career and your work life balance.  Here is to many more years!

Jun 05, 2018 08:20 AM #34
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

As others have said Joe Pryor Real Estate is a CONTINUAL learning experience.  All the algorithms cannot replace the human touch.

Jun 05, 2018 11:23 AM #35
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

When I read the title of this blog, I thought it was going in a different direction.  When most listings sell very fast, then all of a sudden the market seems to slow down....that gives me pause.  How busy I am is due to my motivation as well as market factors.

Jun 05, 2018 12:58 PM #36
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Joe, thank you for being a good example and sharing what you do.

Jun 05, 2018 01:02 PM #37
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I like your outlook on life besides your knowledge and experience is probably why you are successful!

Jun 05, 2018 01:23 PM #38
Greg Mona
eXp Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

Wonderful Post, Joe. You make great points here. Of course, I am still waiting for the "too easy" phase of our business! ;-) Sure, when the market is hot and deals are closing left and right, I suppose that can feel "easy", but the real challenge is to keep the momentum going throughout the year(s). And while I'm over a decade younger than you, I too plan to work as long as I feel like I still have the passion for what I do, whether continuing with real estate or venturing off into something else.

Jun 05, 2018 05:43 PM #39
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

What a great post Joe Pryor , it certainly deserved the feature. At 64 years of age I'm very inspired.

Jun 05, 2018 06:50 PM #40
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Thanks for the inspirational post Joe Pryor ... I'm heading in the same direction and hope to say one day that I can travel like you are!  You have challenged me!  I need to work smarter not harder!  Life is Good.

Congratulations on the Feature!  Well deserved! 

Jun 05, 2018 08:23 PM #41
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Joe, life is full of challenges. Real Estate being the biggest :)

Jun 06, 2018 09:14 AM #42
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Congratulations, Joe, on your feature recognition.

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your advice.

Jun 06, 2018 09:31 AM #43
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Not only this post, but you yourself, are an inspiration Joe!

Jun 06, 2018 04:01 PM #44
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It’s time to grow it and scale it up at that point! Good luck to everybody at this phase which will probably be phase two or three for most of us.

Jun 08, 2018 11:04 PM #45
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Sharon Tara It’s always good to try to be in inspiration or better yet not to try at all and you just become an inspiration by default

Jun 08, 2018 11:06 PM #46
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I'm glad you are having a successful year and that you are also enjoying your time in Florida. You've worked hard to be where you are and it's well deserved.

Jun 10, 2018 07:28 PM #47
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

You are an inspiration!   I echo your plan to reach 95!

Jun 18, 2018 09:25 AM #48
cooler air
hop cooling - University of West Florida, FL
Global leader of telecom cooling equipment and sol
cazadoras hombre españa belstaff outlet Los mejores productos de calidad,Y el precio más bajo en toda la red,Satisfacer los requisitos de compra!
Global leader of telecom cooling equipment and solution,Cabinet Air Conditioner,Heat Exchanger,Computer Room Air Conditioner

Chengdu HOP Technology Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of Smart Energy Meter and energy management system (including communication products and system software). Since 2010 it established, HOP has been researching and producing high quality energy meter with smart metering solution for various application in industrial & commercial and residential areas.
Jun 26, 2018 01:21 AM #49
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Joe Pryor

REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
Can I help you

Additional Information